West Dorset

West Dorset has some fantastic restaurants and food producers. You can read all our reviews of the West Dorset establishments here – including Weymouth, Dorchester and Bridport.

Directory of Dorset’s Independent Food and Drink Businesses

Directory of Dorset’s Independent Food and Drink Businesses

We have spent time finding Dorset’s amazing independent food and drink businesses and making this Directory as an online resource to help people find their local businesses. We have separated the lists a little to make it hopefully easier to find what you are looking 

Dorset’s Restaurants, Cafes and Bars.

Dorset’s Restaurants, Cafes and Bars.

Current Government restrictions due to Covid19 may mean that these restaurants are temporarily takeaway only or open with restricted seating. Always check with an establishment before travelling.  We wanted to make a Directory of all Dorset’s restaurants and takeaways but there are just so many, 

Dorset’s Micro Food Producers

Dorset’s Micro Food Producers

Many of our amazing food producers handmake their food products from home or from small factories across Dorset. They are made (or grown)  in small batches and often supply many of our cafes, restaurants, farm shops and delis as well as making products for sale 

Dorset’s Drink producers

Dorset’s Drink producers

The beautiful weather we get in this county is perfect for growing vineyards for making delicious (and in many cases Award Winning_ sparkling wine and cider. Dorset also plays host to fabulous breweries, distilleries and coffee roasteries. We have listed below as many drink producers 

Dorset’s Greengrocers, Fishmongers, Butchers and Bakeries

Dorset’s Greengrocers, Fishmongers, Butchers and Bakeries

These individual food shops give space for locally made, grown, caught and cared for produce to be collated, curated and sold. They make up our local high streets and they care passionately about their stores. We have listed below as many as we can find 

Dorset’s Farm Shops, Zero Waste Shops, Village Stores and Delis

Dorset’s Farm Shops, Zero Waste Shops, Village Stores and Delis

Farm shops are an amazing way to shop local and they work hard to stock a wide range of local products, from local meat, milk, cheese, bread, cake, fruit, vegetables and eggs to locally produced items like jams, chutneys, sauces, coffee and tea. Zero Waste 

Dorset’s Milk Vending Machines

Dorset’s Milk Vending Machines

Dorset’s Milk Vending Machines During our daily lockdown walk through the village, there was one thing that seemed to be chugging along as normal and that was the installation of Dorset’s milk vending machines. I thought what a brilliant innovative idea, and I found out 

Legal Advice for Food and Drink Businesses during Covid19 Pandemic

Legal Advice for Food and Drink Businesses during Covid19 Pandemic

We’ve been listening to the food and drink community in Dorset and have seen people reaching out for help with different topics. We have been in touch with local, award winning law firm Steele Raymond LLP, to put together a list of legal areas food 

Help for Food and Drink businesses during the Coronavirus Pandemic

Help for Food and Drink businesses during the Coronavirus Pandemic

We have been working hard to help the Food and Drink sector in Dorset during this Pandemic and we have pulled together advice from experts to help our brilliant food and drink businesses.   Legal Advice for food and drink businesses – we have asked 

Shops selling local produce, basics, fruit, veg and dried goods during Lockdown

Shops selling local produce, basics, fruit, veg and dried goods during Lockdown

Page updated on Wednesday 17th June 2020. We are trying to keep this as accurate as possible but some of this information changes daily/hourly. Please call businesses to check before travelling.  In these uncertain times, our beloved food and drink industry is being hit hard